This week has been long and it just won’t end. My father is back in the hospital though we have been promised a transfer to a rehab facility yesterday or maybe today or tomorrow. Also there is so much coughing and mucus going on around here. Wash your hands when you’re done reading this just in case. The Husband took a couple of days off from work to get a few things done and he has done nothing but cough and blow his nose, then N started and so did H. I am hanging on just this side of healthy with the threat of illness at any moment. Fortunately there has been knitting.
I finished the Alternate Steps socks just last night. They are for the second quarter Loopy’s Challenge. The yarn is Another Crafty Girl strong sock in little green aliens. First let me say I loved knitting this pattern. It is the kind of pattern that pulls you though row by row, repeat by repeat. They are fairly easy, maybe not first socks easy but first patterned sock easy for sure. I did only one thing differently than the pattern. I knit my socks on 4 needles using the 5th needle to knit. The pattern calls for using 3 needles and knitting with the 4th. I prefer the balance of knitting on 4. This did require that I rearranged my stitches a few times to keep things where they belonged. The yarn is lovely. It’s one of the first I’ve purchased without fondling in person that was even better than I expected. I will be buying more in the future.
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